Disrespecting Morsi, too much for youtube?

Magic Martin sent this otherwise unremarkable but amusing video this afternoon of an Egyptian showing his contempt for Morsi which I didn’t think was worth posting till it vanished from youtube hours after it went online.

Now its interesting.

H/T Magic Martin

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8 Responses to Disrespecting Morsi, too much for youtube?

  1. Don Laird says:

    Incredible, what passes for a leader in the muslim world……even more incredible what they are insulted by……even further, what passes for freedom of expression on YouTube…

    Regards, Don Laird
    Edson, Alberta, Canada

  2. Martin says:

    The video of the female journalist harassed in her car by the Salafists vanished too …

  3. Richard says:

    You tube is making a mockery of freedom of speech.

  4. Eeyore says:

    Martin: That’s interesting. Let’s see if I can find it. Meanwhile keep sending me the stuff you find. I’ll try and figure out which ones to back up.

  5. Eeyore says:

    I’m not sure that is what this is yet. Two videos I have been sent have disappeared recently yes. But it is possible that the person who posted the video of Morsi-foot took it down for fear for his own safety. After all, if you were in a country with tens of millions of bruise-headed jihadis would you be anxious to show publicly your loathing for the head tard? Hell I live in Canada and wouldn’t want my face out there. So that’s one possibility. As for the journalist being harassed it could be the same scenario. I don’t know.

    I actually believe that youtube is on the vanguard of free speech. After all the refused a direct request from US president Obama to remove the trailer on mohamed’s life. This was a clear statement about youtube and google policy and they kept that up even with thousands of unwashed bearded clams demonstrating in front of one of their headquarters in London.

  6. Martin says:

    Leg-crossing Swedish ambassador angers Iran

    Sweden’s newly appointed ambassador in Tehran has reportedly upset Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – by crossing his legs during a meeting.

    According to Iranian website Asriran.com the Swedish ambassador, Peter Tejler, committed the apparently offensive act after a ceremony in which he presented his credentials to the president.

    It is unclear, though, whether the president himself was offended by the ambassador’s cross-legged pose or whether this was, in fact, the interpretation of events by Asriran.com. Photos from the meeting show Ahmadinejad himself sitting cross-legged, too.

    Armenian website Panorama translated the Iranian website’s report, which explains that crossing one’s legs “contradicts international diplomatic norms”.

    The report continues: “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for his part, himself crossed his legs in response to the impoliteness of his interlocutor.”

    Photographs from the meeting indeed show Tejler sitting cross-legged, his right foot pointing slightly upwards.

    The Atlantic Wire has published this explanation, from the University of West Florida, of why <b<it is a taboo in Muslim culture to show the soles of one's feet.

    “Pointing the soles of the feet towards someone is impolite because the soles of the feet (shoe) are considered dirty, closest to the ground, closer to the devil and farther away from God. When in the presence of Muslims, be careful not to raise or cross your legs in such a way that the sole of the foot faces others in the room.”

    The website of the Swedish Embassy in Tehran confirms that the ceremony and meeting took place in on December 3rd but has no mention of the ambassador’s and the president’s sitting poses.

    http://www.thelocal.se/44936/20121208/

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